FabLab Open Day

At the Open Day you can use our machines for free. The Open Day takes place on Thursdays between 14:00 and 18:00 (you can find the exact dates here).  Machines can't be reserved - operations are based on the "first come, first served" principle.

Before you can take advantage of this offer you have to complete some steps first:

#1 – FabLab Training

  • Create an account

    In order to use any of our services you have to first create an account.

  • Basic Training

    Before you can enter the FabLab for the first time you have to complete the basic training. With the basic training you can use our machines under supervision of one of our employees. Basic training takes place regularly and you don’t have to register.

    Available dates and more information you can find here.

  • Machine training

    After you have completed the basic training you can attend specific machine trainings. With this trainings you are able to use those machines on your own. Since those trainings have a limited number of participants you have to register.

    Available dates and more information you can find here.

#2 – Prepare your project

  • Files

    Most of our machines are digital fabrication machines. These machines need certain files in order to work. What kind of file you need and how to prepare them you can find in the machine descriptions.

  • Materials

    Some basic materials you can buy directly at the FabLab. Other specific materials you have to bring yourself. Suitable materials for each machine you can find in the machine descriptions.

#3 – Use the FabLab

  • Enter the Schumpeter Laboratory for Innovation

    We offer an open day on thursdays between 14:00 and 18:00. It is free for everyone and you don’t have to make an appointment.

  • Sign in at the reception

    The easiest way to sign in at the reception is to use a NFC/RFID card (e.g. student ID).

  • Leave your stuff in the locker room

    In order to allow a productive working environment it is necessary that the space isn’t cluttered with bags and jackets. Please leave those in the locker room.

  • Enter the FabLab and pull a ticket

    Since the Open Day operates based on the first come first served principle you have to pull a digital ticket. You can do so at the ticket terminal which is located at entrance to the FabLab.

  • Wait for your turn

    Until it is your turn to use the machine you can wait in our community space. When it is your turn you can go to the machine.

  • Make your project

    Now you are able to work on your project. If you have any questions you can always ask the staff.

  • Sign out at the reception

    After you are finished with everything you have to sign out at the reception. If you used material from the FabLab please pay your fee and don’t forget your stuff.